The motion below was passed by the Marxist Student Federation conference on 15th February 2014. Marxist Students stand in solidarity with the Bolivarian revolution and the people of Venezuela. We express solidarity with those fighting against the economic war and the violence of the counter-revolutionary opposition. For more information on the events in Venezuela see: http://www.handsoffvenezuela.org/
The MSF conference recognises the important advances of the Bolivarian revolution in the field of education, achieving such things as:
– eradication of illiteracy through Misión Robinson, teaching how to read and write to 1.5 million people– the expansion of university education (free of charge) to those social layers which were previously excluded – university enrolment has increased from 670,000 in 1998 to almost 2.5 million today.– increase of education spending from 3.9% of GDP in 1999 to over 7% now.